May 03, 2019: Jay Soloff (Investors Alley) – So how can SPIKES compete against the 500-pound VIX gorilla? In order to attract customers, SPIKES offers significantly lower fees than VIX. SPY also tends to be more liquid, with more active strikes than the SPX.
April 18, 2019 08:01 AM EST Bit Vol Index Measures the Expected 30-day Implied Volatility Derived from Tradable Bitcoin Option Prices CHICAGO & SYDNEY- Akuna Capital and T3 Index (T3) today announced the launch of ‘Bit Vol’, an index measuring the expected 30-day implied volatility derived from tradable Bitcoin option prices. Developed in partnership with[…]
Mar 01, 2019: Jay Soloff (Investors Alley) -It’s always fascinating to watch how the market reacts to changes in volatility. It seems like the crowd is always waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s as if market volatility can’t ever trade at an equilibrium – it’s either too high or too low.
Feb 20, 2019: Bailey McCann (Opalesque New York) – A new competitor to the VIX launched today on the MIAX Options Exchange. The competitor – SPIKES – was created by T3 Index, an indexing firm, as part of a partnership with MIAX Options’ parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc.
Feb 22, 2019: Jay Soloff (Investors Alley) – When it comes to trading volatility, The VIX has long held the crown as the most viable product on the market. Products based on the VIX, the S&P 500 Implied Volatility Index, have been one of the most notable additions to the trading universe in the 21st[…]
FEB 11, 2019 Host of Volatility Views podcast Mark Longo talks with Mark Sebastian from Option Pit about SPIKES and all things volatility.
Feb 6,2019 – Carol Massar and Jason Kelly talk to Simon Ho, Executive Director at T3 Index about the SPIKES Index as an alternative to the VIX – Bloomberg Businessweek podcast (go to 12 min in) Listen now
FEB 8, 2019: Luke Kawa (Bloomberg) — Wall Street’s wildly popular fear gauge — the VIX — may finally get some real competition. On Feb. 19, MIAX Options plans to debut options on a VIX copycat, the SPIKES Index, in an attempt to break up Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s monopoly on exchange-traded volatility products. Read more
MIAX Options Exchange Begins Trading February 19, Opening Volatility Market to Competition for First Time in History. PRINCETON, N.J. – February 5, 2019 – MIAX Options® is scheduled to launch volatility trading on the SPIKES™ Index (Ticker: SPIKE) February 19, marking the end of exclusivity in the volatility market.
February 5 was a day that took global stock markets by surprise. The prospect of more rises in US interest rates was always going to hurt markets, and the sell-off had started in the preceding days. But on the fifth of February, for no apparent reason, an orderly sell down became a stampede. On Wall[…]